Coloring Technology for Plastics


  • Ronald M. Harris, Ferro Liquid Coatings and Dispersions

The papers in this anthology were presented during seven ANTEC and RETEC symposia between 1995 and 1998, and chronicle many of the advances in the plastics coloring technology field during that time span. The unifying theme of the papers is ""creating more value."" The interactivity of the package design process has continued to demand advances in coloring technology, and the value of being able to exploit product appearance is glaringly apparent. Another way to create value is by being responsive through ""Speed to Market."" Manufacturers and suppliers have to respond to the demand of their consumers, yet fabricators cannot be ignored in their desire for first run acceptance of color. All these issues and many others are discussed within this authoritative overview of coloring technology.
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Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.


Book information

  • Published: December 1999
  • ISBN: 978-1-884207-78-5

Table of Contents

Pigments and DyesA Primer on Colorful AdditivesPhotochromic Dyes of Enhanced PerformanceThree Color Effects from Interference PigmentsFluorescent Pigments as Plastic Colorants: An OverviewColor Styling with Genuine Metallics in PlasticsMetallic Looking Plastics with New Silver and Aluminum PigmentsUltramarine Blue, an Old Pigment, a New ProcessPredicting Maximum Field Service Temperatures from Solar Reflectance. Measurements of VinylReacting Trapping of 2,3'-Dichlorobenzidine Decomposition Products in Polyethylene Based Diarylide Pigment ConcentratesPhotoresponsive Polyurethane-Acrylate CopolymersSafety, Health and Environmental Regulatory Affairs for Colorants used in the Plastics IndustryVisual TextureEffective Pigment IncorporationSurface Smoothness and Its Influence on Paint Appearance. How to Measure and Control It?Static Control Methods in Plastics Decorating to Reduce Rejection Rates and Increase Production EfficiencyDispersive Mixing of Surfactant-Modified Titanium Dioxide Agglomerates into High Density PolyethylenesA Comparative Study of the Use of High Intensity Dispersive Mixers and Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruders in the Manufacture of High Quality Color ConcentratesIn-Line Color Monitoring of Pigmented Polyolefins during ExtrusionThe Effects of Injection Molding Parameters on Color and GlossMethod for Effective Color Change in Extrusion Blow Molding Accumulator HeadsFour Color Process Compact Disc Printing: Getting as Close as Possible to PhotorealismImproving the Processability of Fluorescent PigmentsTesting Colored ProductsUnderstanding Test Variation. A Plastics Case StudyVisual Color Matching and the Importance of Controlling External VariablesPractical Analysis Techniques of Polymer Fillers by Fourier Transform Infrared SpectroscopyMulti-Angle Spectrophotometers for Metallic, Pearlescent, and Special Effects ColorsAn Investigation of Multiangle Spectrophotometry for Colored Polypropylene CompoundsColor Concerns in Polymer BlendsEffect of Colorants on Properties of Colored MaterialsThe Effect of Pigments on the Crystallization and Properties of PolypropyleneThe Effect of Nucleating Agents on the Morphology and Crystallization Behavior of PolypropyleneRelationship between the Microstructure and the Properties of Rotationally Molded PlasticsColored Engineering Resins for High Strain/Thin Walled ApplicationsFeasibility of Automotive Coatings Designed for Direct Adhesion to TPO MaterialsInfrared Welding of Thermoplastics. Colored Pigments and Carbon Black Levels on Transmission of Infrared RadiationLaser Transmission Welding of Thermoplastics: Analysis of the Heating PhaseLaser MarkingInteraction of Lasers with Plastics and Other MaterialsCustomized Decorating of Plastic Parts with Gray-Scale and Multi-Color Images Using LasersColor Laser Marking: A New Marking and Decorating Alternative for OlefinsImplementation of Beam-Steered Laser Marking of Coated and Uncoated PlasticsLasermarkable Engineering ResinsThe Enhancement of Laser Marking Plastic Polymers with Pearlescent PigmentsIndex